Picture: Third city centre cycle race through York

The route will see hundreds of cyclists head through York Credit: PA

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in city centre cycling race through York, for a third year running. The event - being held in conjunction with British Cycling - will see competitors from grassroots to elite level race through the city's historic streets.

Today is also a significant date in the world cycling calendar as it is when the 100th Tour de France will draw to a close on the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées in Paris. After the stage has finished the baton will be passed to Yorkshire to host the Le Grand Départ 2014.

The route is unchanged from 2011. The start and finish will be on Duncombe Place, with riders swinging left onto Blake Street. They will take a left turn around St Sampson's Square and race up Goodramgate and Deansgate. The riders will head over Minster piazza and back onto Duncombe Place.